Much can be said about market swings, but market volatility is a normal part of investing. Look here for insight on the latest market events and how it could impact your bottom line.

Market Commentary

Market Summary: June 2019

Stocks Surge as Fed Responds to Weak Economic Data. What happened. Closing a remarkably strong first half of 2019, June was a positive month for stocks at home and abroad as well as for bonds. US mid-cap stocks saw the…


Market Update, Q2 2019: A Strong but Bumpy Quarter

Strong economic performance, trade disputes and Federal Reserve statements combined to produce a volatile quarter. Despite losing ground for much of the first two months, equity markets rallied in June to create positive returns for the quarter. Large-cap stocks in…


Market Summary: May 2019

Trade Tensions Knock Stocks. What happened. After a good April, May saw a decline in stocks across all major categories. Domestically, small-cap stocks (S&P 600) saw the biggest declines, down 8.73 percent for the month. Large-cap stocks (S&P 500) were…


From the Hill

Will the new tax bill affect you?

2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package….


The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule.

The Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Rule is good for Americans and should be kept in place. The topic of fiduciary protections and providing people with advice that’s in their best interest continues to be hotly debated by the public and…

Wall Street financial market capitalization sign with American flags

The future of Dodd-Frank and the impact on consumers.

2017 looks to be a year of change. With the incoming political administration, many policymakers hope to reform some key laws established under outgoing President Barack Obama. While much of the early focus has been on the Affordable Care Act,…